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Monday, April 11 • 2:45pm - 3:05pm
Why we’re using wearables in building design to measure experience

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Imagine a future state where our buildings have at worst a neutral effect on our health and wellbeing, and ideally are health-promoting. How do we get there? A first step is to find ways to measure experience across environmental settings to better understand interactions between building design and occupant health and wellbeing. Emerging wearable technology provides relatively low cost and easy tools for measuring dimensions of the person-place ecosystem. By layering human and environmental data streams, we can monitor and map person-place interactions in realistic settings. Using project examples, I will describe how we are using wearable data to develop target design and behavioral goals, create data-driven experience maps, and monitor person-place interactions over time and across built environment settings for continuous improvement.
The ability to measure person-place interactions when combined with the technology to create dynamic environmental settings set the stage for a future-state where buildings can respond to and optimize human experience. In our current state, we use person-place ecosystem data to inform designs, building system updates, space-process alignment, and operational improvement. Integrating this practice into our design process brings us one step closer to designing for adaptive environments which will close the feedback loop by intuitively responding to occupant data.

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Megan Campos

Director, Experience Research, Mad*Pow
Megan has always been creative, and a job at a local web and print agency was the lightbulb moment that led her to immerse herself in all things design.Since then, Megan has been fully committed to building her research skills. Through her Master’s coursework at Bentley University... Read More →
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Nedret Sahin

Senior Experience Strategist, Mad*Pow
For Nedret, humans are the best part of human-centered design. Her fascination with people and their behavior led her to experience design and strategy, a perfect fit for her endless curiosity and desire to learn.Nedret comes to Mad*Pow with a B.S. in Marketing, Information Design... Read More →

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Meredith Banasiak

Director of Research, BA/Science; Boulder Associates Architects
Meredith Banasiak, M.Arch., EDAC is Director of Research for BA/Science, the research and innovation group operating under Boulder Associates Architects, a healthcare design firm.  In this role, she is responsible for developing research partnerships with healthcare organizations... Read More →

Monday April 11, 2022 2:45pm - 3:05pm EDT
Room 3